Individuals and garage builders heard about it or saw it on TV being used by pro-builders. An English Wheel is the basic tool we absolutely need to form and shape flat sheets of metal such as mild steel or aluminum to create our own gas tanks and fenders. When I meet semi-professionals on the show tour they often ask me if they should buy one. And I tell them that if the principle of thinning and shaping the metal between the top wheel (rolling wheel) and the lower wheel (anvil wheel) is relatively simple, mastering the apparatus to form the desired smooth curves is an art requiring a lot of experience. So, except if you intend to build more than one custom bike or plan to become a pro, don’t buy one. Use the services of a good fabrication shop working under your control. But if you absolutely need one to show your creativity in metal, here is a good address. Northridge Tools.